Welcome to the Buzzword Teacher Resource Website!
The Buzzword portal is designed to
support the teacher in the classroom with detailed lesson plans, extra
resources, author notes, answer key and CDs all linked unit-wise to the
Buzzword is an eight-level course that has been
specially designed for language learning in Nepal. The basic premise of
the course is that students learn language best when they are dealing
with interesting and meaningful tasks. Theme-based units provide
'anchors' for learning and lead naturally to the acquisition of
communicative language skills.
The different sub-topics within each unit
provide variety and depth to the learning experience. Each theme offers
opportunities to explore
- * areas related to the student's own experiences. (‘Cities’, Unit 3 Main Coursebook 7)
- * themes across the curriculum. (‘History’, Unit 2 Main Coursebook 6)
- * social and cultural issues. (‘Conflict’,Unit 3 Main Coursebook 6)
There is also a focus on English literature in
the poems in the Main Coursebook (‘My Heart Leaps Up’, William
Wordsworth) and the texts in the Literature Reader (‘My Mind Went
Blank’, from Richard Wright’s Black Boy).
One of the main advantages of Buzzword is that,
throughout the course, there is a clear direction for learning—the
units, texts and tasks have carefully planned stages leading to
well-defined communicative outcomes.